Policy, investment and markets Features for December 2009

Policy, investment and markets Features Archive

What will the Feed-in Tariff in Britain look like?

Robin Priestley looks at whether the UK is finally getting its act together and adopting a feed-in tariff to rival that of countries like Germany...

COP15: What can renewable energy expect from COP15? COP15: What can renewable energy expect from COP15?

This is it. 2009 is the year to get serious about climate change, the greatest challenge of our age. World leaders meeting in Copenhagen need to reach an ambitious progressive post-2012 climate agreement. But vague promises and finger pointing will not cut it this time, cautions Steve Sawyer of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

Comment: US Senate Climate Change Bill rained on by Democrats

It was Democrats - not Republicans - who did in the Senate Climate Change bill, which would have, had it passed, been a big boon to the renewables industry.

Comment: Would a new US Climate Change Bill fund solar?

As the main line Senate Climate Change Bill faded from sight at least for this year, a second Bill emerged and, again, it underlined Democratic disaffection with the Clean Energy Jobs and Power Act of 2009 (S. 1733).

Comment: US FERC - does the rhetoric match the results?

No top US Federal official has been more pro-renewables, at least in his rhetoric, than Jon Wellinghoff, the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). But has this talk resulted in action?